Technology for Fun
TTS Fan boat class kit - key stage 2 curriculum links
Science: Electricity; construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts; recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit; recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors; use their circuits to create simple devices; use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram; pupils should be taught about precautions for working safely with electricity.
Science: Materials; compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses; give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials Pupils should think about the properties of materials that make them suitable or unsuitable for particular purposes and they should be encouraged to think about unusual and creative uses for everyday materials.
Science: Forces; explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object; identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces Pupils might explore resistance in water by making and testing boats of different shapes.
Design and Technology: develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose; select from and use a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks; select from and use a wide range of materials and components according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities; evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work; understand and use electrical systems in their products.